One confirmed case identified at Port Authority of Guam

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Port Authority of Guam administration building. (PNC file photo)

On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, the Port Authority of Guam (PAG) was notified that an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The individual who tested positive had limited exposure at the Port as the employee began to isolate at home at the onset of symptoms.

PAG is in coordination with DPHSS for contact tracing efforts of close contacts of the confirmed case. PAG took immediate action and sanitized the division where the employee worked and notified all port employees of the ongoing situation.

Port Authority of Guam General Manager Rory J. Respicio today released the following statement:

“Late this afternoon I was notified that a Port Authority of Guam employee tested positive for COVID-19. The individual who tested positive today had limited exposure at the Port as the employee began to isolate at home at the onset of symptoms.”

Respicio immediately released the information to all employees this afternoon when he was notified.

“The individual was not one of the 59 Port employees who were identified last week as being potentially exposed to COVID-19 at a location outside of the Port,” Respicio said. “As for the 59 employees exposed to a positive COVID-19 case in the course of a work-related activity outside of the Port, Public Health has confirmed that testing for these 59 employees will take place on Thursday at Public Health.”

The Port today took immediate action and sanitized the division where the employee worked and notified all port employees of the ongoing situation. A copy of the Port’s E-Advisory is attached and also uploaded to the Port website at https://www.portofguam.com/covid-19-guidelines-and-information

(PAG News Release)

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